FOXBORO (CBS) – New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman will officially miss the first four games of the 2018 football season, the NFL has confirmed.
Edelman’s appeal of his four-game suspension was denied Tuesday.READ MORE: AG Maura Healey To Announce Run For Massachusetts Governor, Sources Tell WBZ-TV
Edelman stated his case against the NFL recently in a day-long appeal of his four-game suspension for violating the league’s performance enhancing drug policy.READ MORE: Cold Stretch Begins Second Half Of Winter, February Looks Milder Than Average
He will miss the Patriots’ first four regular-season games against the Texans, Jaguars, Lions and Dolphins.
Edelman reportedly hired attorney Alex Spiro, who has represented a handful of athletes in past appeals, to help in his fight.MORE NEWS: New Hampshire Cold Case Unit Solves 1972 Murder Of Haverhill's Arlene Clevesy
Edelman has maintained his innocence since news broke of his suspension back on June 7.